Keywords

Emergency communication systems, Orange County, Florida, Telephone systems

Abstract

Several alternate systems for use in implementing the 911 emergency system in Orange County, Florida were investigated. The proposed systems were compared with the already existing systems on the basis of reliability, response time, and cost. System reliability was the prime consideration of the study. Flow charts of each system were formulated in order to determine the functions required of equipment and humans. The reliability was then determined by examining the difficulty of the tasks that each was required to perform. Reliability models of the present and proposed systems were constructed. By examining these models and comparing the reliabilities, response times, and costs, the most advantageous system configurations were determined. Two systems, Emergency Operator Call Transfer and Emergency Operator Call Relay, were selected as the most desirable; there were no appreciable differences in their reliability, response time, and cost.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1979

Advisor

Doering, Robert D.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vii, 57 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013230

Subjects

Emergency communication systems -- Florida -- Orange County, Telephone systems

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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